Our Approach to Safeguarding
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our schools has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
Everyone has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe.
We ensure the way we work with children throughout our schools keeps them safe and does not place them at unacceptable risk of harm.
We follow the Northamptonshire Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board local guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head Teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.